This year’s NAB Summer Offering focuses our hearts and minds on what God is doing through NAB in planting churches and missional communities throughout the US and Canada. Please read the following information about our vision for church planting. Also, if you’d like to give to the NAB Summer Offering, please go here and give today.
Church planting is a vital element in NAB’s strategy to help churches and communities throughout North America.
Church planting is more than the gathering of God’s people for worship alone (which we hope will be attractive to others). In a broader sense, it’s the active participation of God’s people with God on his mission in the world. For us at NAB, this will mean several things.
First, NAB is encouraging and equipping the entire NAB family to participate in introducing our friends to Jesus. It is the privilege and responsibility of everyone who calls themselves a follower of Jesus to join him on mission. Jesus sends us into the neighborhoods where we live, the offices where we work, the schools where we study, and the playgrounds where we play to introduce our friends and neighbors to the risen Lord Jesus. This is absolutely essential to church planting.
Second, NAB is fostering a vision for multiplication in every one of our local congregations. With weekend worship attendance declining around the country, NAB is helping each region to identify new ways to plant churches. We are focusing our energy and resources in innovative directions.
And third, we are working on recruiting, mentoring, and launching innovative planters to work with God’s people in places where we have discerned God wants us to go.
Please pray for NAB church planting and consider how you might financially support the ministries of the North American Baptist Conference.